Ashley is an Old English name that was used as a surname. The name was originally derived from a place-name and can be translated to mean "ash tree meadow." Until the middle of the twentieth century, the name was primarily given to boys. Since then, Ashley is predominantly a female name. Although its popularity has declined, the name is still in the top 50 for baby girls in the United States.
Similar Names: Ashlee, Ashlea
Famous Ashley Names: Ashley Judd (actress), Ashley Olsen (actress)